Welcome To The Stony Brook Camera Club
For over 50 years SBCC's mission statement has been “To promote enjoyment and proficiency in all aspects of photography through education, fellowship, exchange of knowledge and experience; and a broad appreciation of nature and environment.” SBCC includes and welcomes members of all abilities. Whether a casual smartphone shooter or an advanced photographer, everyone grows in knowledge and experience through SBCC’s many programs and workshops.
The Stony Brook Camera Club meets virtually on Thursdays at 6:30 PM for a social hour and 7:30 for the program from September to June. See our calendar for the schedule of events. Our meetings feature competitions, speakers, image studies and discussions of general interest. We also sponsor a number of image-taking activities all year. Anyone is welcome to attend and experience what we are about, although participation in competitions and our many activities requires membership (see the Membership menu item in the Main Menu above).
We hope you enjoy this site and your time with us all.
The Slideshow to the right features Ribbon Winning Images from our 2023-2024 Competitions
Interested in seeing what Stony Brook Camera Club is all about? You are welcome to join as a Guest Member for 30 days. Just fill out this Form and you will be added to the attendee list for the next 30 days.
For now, all of our meetings will either be:
"Zoom" - This meeting is via Zoom only
"Franklin" - This meeting is in person in Franklin at the Church of the Redeemer and via Zoom. See below for our Covid Policy
December 7th - Zoom - Competition - Black & White, Nature and People & Portraits
December 14th - Zoom - "Black & White" presented by Cole Thompson
December 22nd - January Competition Deadline - Digital Open
Women vs Men Photo Challenge June 6, 2024
Submit images by May 31, 2024
On November 16, 2023, your name will randomly be paired with a male club member, and the two of you will be randomly assigned a category. You may interpret the category as you wish, and you can use images taken at any date. Images must be submitted by May 31, 2024 at midnight (submission instructions will be sent out before then).
The Challenge will be held on June 6, 2024 both at the Church and on Zoom. Your image will be shown side-by-side with your male counterpart, where 2 judges (one female, one male) will evaluate and pronounce the winner. The overall Women vs Men winner will be tabulated and announced at the end of the evening.
Macro/Close-up and Image Stacking Photography with Shiv Verma-January 6, 2024
This program will address the challenges you'll face with Macro Photography and the methods and tools used to overcome those challenges. We will deal with the lighting and equipment, as well as several techniques to get better images. This includes selecting the appropriate equipment; lighting and stacking.
15 participants max, $15 per member
Registration opens 12/14/23 at 5 pm
For more information and to register click here: Stony Brook Camera Club - Event Details (stonybrookcc.com)
Multi-Club Competition - April 30, 2024
All members of the Boston, Gateway, Newton and Stony Brook Camera Clubs are invited to participate in the friendly 5th Annual Multi-Club Competition to be hosted online on April 30, 2024, 7:00-9:30 PM. All images must be created within a one-year period beginning April 1, 2023 and ending March 31, 2024.
More information and definitions may be found on this page>> /d/1fb67886-c7f2-4bd9-97c3-cba859cfa181
1. Abstract Expressionism
2. Complementary Colors
4. High Key/Low Key
7. Street Photography
SBCC members can join the SBCC Meetup group for free. We schedule photo walks and field trips via Meetup. This is the LINK
to Meetup. How to schedule a Meetup - click HERE
Rob DeRobertis Restrospective and Chat File
<Click on Images for video or chat
Through Your Eyes Invitation - Highlighting Some Of Our Members
Check out more videos HERE
After 2 years of hiatus, SBCC Reflections is back! In case you aren't familiar with the newsletter, you can check out past issues HERE.
Donna Parker and Tom Amsterburg are now the editors of Reflections and they would like to solicit articles from members for the newsletter, such as travelogues, how-to articles, review of favorite editing software, "how I made this image", and so forth.
They want to hear from YOU, our members, so please reach out to them with your images and article ideas. Below are the links to their email addresses.
Need suggestions for places to go out and shoot???
Check out our information on Photo Shoot Locations at /d/b56444bf-9b6e-4ac3-a22d-b3e2f5f766be or Click on the “Resources & Links” tab and then Click on “Photo Shoot Locations”.
SBCC COVID-19 Policy
- Up-to-date COVID vaccinations in-line with CDC recommendations are mandatory in order to attend all in-person meetings, including indoor meetups and workshops. Members are on the honor system to comply.
- Face masks are optional.
- SBCC is pleased to offer a hybrid format for those meetings that will be held in-person this season. Any members not comfortable attending will always have the option of joining remotely via Zoom or a similar streaming format.
- We will keep current with trends and regulations and may change our policy as needed.
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